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Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v110 n2 p123-128 Mar-Apr 2016

A three-year, grant-funded program to create an online video clip library for personnel programs preparing teachers of students with visual impairments in the United States and Canada was launched in September 2014. The first author was the developer of the Library of Video Excerpts (L.O.V.E.) and collected over 300 video clips that were 8 to 10 minutes in length and demonstrated exemplary teaching by teachers of students with visual impairments. Over 100 video clips were selected for inclusion in L.O.V.E. These are accessible with the options of closed captioning as well as voice-over audio descriptions. They represent teaching for various age ranges-- from early intervention programs through high school--and include such areas as literacy, braille reading and writing, mathematics, the Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Science Notation, the abacus, technology, and science and social studies, as well as work with students who have severe and multiple disabilities. These topics were determined through a survey of personnel preparation programs in the field of visual impairment (Trief, Lengel, & Baecher, 2013). The use of video clips in personnel preparation programs can help to facilitate bringing theory to practice for teacher candidates who are beginning to learn how to work with students who are visually impaired. The major reasons for using video clips are so prospective teachers can acquire pedagogical content knowledge and develop a deep understanding of specific kinds of learners. This Research Report presents the findings from an online survey administered through Qualtrics to 55 participants who requested a protected password for the use of L.O.V.E. Approval to conduct the survey was received from Hunter College, City University of New York.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Libraries, Online Courses, Multimedia Materials, Special Education Teachers, Visual Impairments, Best Practices, Training Methods, Protocol Materials, College Students, Teacher Surveys, Video Technology, Faculty Development

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Author: Trief, Ellen; Rosenblum, L. Penny

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1413&id=EJ1114836







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